Guest Columnist Brittney Moore
Assisted by Former Fellow Mallory White
Carrie*, a mother of three and resident of Fort Morgan, Colorado, wanted to become a nurse. So, she began her educational journey at Morgan Community College (MCC), located in the northeast corner of Colorado. She quickly realized, however, that in order to finance her education, she would have to take out a significant amount of student loans. As a mother of three children, providing for her family was still a priority and accruing debt greatly worried her. Fortunately, Carrie qualified for a scholarship that was funded by El Pomar Foundation’s Northeast Regional Council and was distributed through MCC’s nursing school. Carrie’s future as a nursing student suddenly seemed more affordable and attainable.